• May 20, 2009
2010 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon (JDM) - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Subaru has unveiled the all-new Legacy in JDM form, and on paper, it pretty much looks the same as the U.S.-spec car. The 2.5- and 3.6-liter boxer engines you'll find underhood when the new Legacy arrives at your local Scooby store are now in the cars across the Pacific, replacing the 2.0-liter engines that motivated their predecessors. So, basically, not much new to see... unless you're a wagon lover. How come? Well, in Japan, drivers can still opt for the standard Legacy Touring Wagon (with purple paint, even!) in addition to the jacked-up Outback. Sadly, here in the U.S., if you want the added utility, the Outback remains your only option. You can check out the new Legacy wagon in the gallery below, but if you want to buy one, you're outta luck.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      I regret saying goodbye to Subaru as one of my favorite car makes. The current Legacy wagon is what I'd be driving if I didn't have 3 kids (or if the rear seat were larger), and the bug-eyed WRX 5-door will always be on my short list. This, however, is simply ugly. And grossly disappointing. I think the Mazda CX-9 will now end up my next purchase. I may still pick up that old WRX for a weekend racer, though.

      What the hell happened to the styling? Is this Toyota influence or in-house failure on the part of Subie designers?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Subaru is definitely going through a design "slump" lately. They've become more mainstream, and that means more boring.

      all this legacy needs are some exterior wood panels on the side, and it looks like my grandfather's car. And this is a NEW legacy for fk sakes!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      hot damn. i drive a 2008 outback xt, if i could get this 2010 legacy model with the turbo and manual transmission, i'd trade in my current ride in a heartbeat
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree. I didn't like the Forester when it first came out, but it's slowly growing on me. It's still to big for my liking, but apparently it's brought in a new segment of customers. I just wonder how many they lost in the exchange.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Shame that the Wagon will not make it here.

      I guess that the sales numbers are just too low to justify it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The wagon will make to Australia, as has every other Legacy/Liberty wagon :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      But oh no "we'll sell all the fuglier ones to America".

      I'd take this one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry... JDM *OUTBACK* gets fender flares, just to be clear. USDM Legacy and Outback don't get fender extensions, as there is no reason on earth that they would ever NEED them, with those fenders...
        • 5 Years Ago
        The JDM and USDM Models look quite the same, save some VERY tiny details on the front and rear bumpers, grille, MAYBE shallower fender flares of the same outline shape, and the JDM having folding signal side mirrors from Tribeca, where USDM models have non-signal fixed mirrors. The JDM even gets fender flare extensions... which is kind of ridiculous considering the huge fender bulges it gets anyway.

        I doubt anyone besides the dyed in the wool subie fanatics could tell any difference on first glance.

        So saying the JDM is so much more attractive than USDM is not exactly demonstrable, other than the US not getting the Legacy Wagon, and comparing that to Outback only wagon status in the US.

        And, BTW, Duke, the last 5 years of Legacy were actually pretty good looking. Tribeca, Impreza, and now '10 Legacy have been introductions of ugly cars, that part is true. At least Forester looks like a bulky little SUV, which fits it.

        Color me thoroughly unimpressed, and Subaru actually had to work to do disappoint me so thoroughly.




        • 5 Years Ago
        I just don't understand the look of this car at all. Year after year of awful looking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think this one is plenty fugly as is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I keep getting taunted by the legacy wagon sitting out front of the Subie factory in Lafayette, IN when I drive by.

      This thing would look good with audi-style chrome roof rails....though the outback would as well.

      Still holding out a glimmer of hope that it will return with the diesel boxer. ;)

      • 5 Years Ago
      I love my 2008 Legacy Wagon Touring Edition and hate the Outback with a passion. There's a club of Legacy Wagon owners - we all give each other waves and thumbs up. Sad to see the next generation wagon won't make it to North America. Who needs 2 more inches of ground clearance and Rubbermaid body panels?
      • 5 Years Ago
      ew.


      Subaru used to always have such sleek, nice looking wagons.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forgeting the design, the technical specs of a Subaru and the functionality of a wagon makes this my first choice. I will buy it from Canada !
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but I was actually interested in the Outback as my next vehicle as it meets most of my driving requirements. But now that the line looks like a bloated Toyota I'm off to find another option. Humph....someone needs to fire their design chief....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn you Toyota now Subaru gonna look as boring as Toyota, I love the outgoing Legacy it felt luxurious, nicely design. I love wagon only people who think they need SUV in the city are those ppl who lack of something its not the size mate its how you use it.
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